Monday, June 29, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
We stayed with Shannon and Sammy in the city. They have a big beautiful home with every baby toy you could imagine so we didn't have take a ton of stuff with us, which really helped! On Friday, Shannon had her nanny watch her two boys and Brody so that Jason could nap and do whatever and we went for mani's and pedi's. Friday night we had some friends over to BBQ, it was one HOT evening in Chicago!
Dan and Brody Brody's already making the moves on Sydney with his hand on her leg!!Emilee and Brody Me, Brody, Lia and SydneyGarbrielle enjoying her sucker!!Jason, Brody, Pete and SydneySaturday afternoon Brody and I hung out at the Murante's, Auntie Tiffy and Auntie Andrea came over for some suntime on the deck. I must admit that i wasn't about to wear a swim suit at this point, post baby with Shannon, Andrea and Tiff who all have hot bodies...WOW does this mama have some work ahead of her!!! My old friend Kristen and her husband Eric and their cute little boy Leland (8 months) came over. Believe it or not Kristen and I met at the gym in Chicago, we always took the same kickboxing class, who'd have thought i'd have a friend from the gym! Anyway, we've kept in touch since we moved to Minneapolis and it was so much fun to see them! Again, for the sake of good friends with kids we still wished we were in Chicago to hang out and watch our friend's kids grow up and spend time together!
Kristen and LelandMe, Brody, Kristen and Leland
Saturday night, Shannon arranged to have her nanny over for the evening so we could go out on the town. Our reservations weren't until 9 at Athena in Greektown...so we were able to feed Brody and put him to bed before we left for the evening. We headed to Greektown and started in the bar and boy am I outta drinking practice...I had two glassed of wine and had a nice buzz. Are you kidding me?! I used to drink an entire bottle before i felt a nice buzz, boy have times changed!!! So we didn't actually get seated at our table until 10:30, which nowadays Jason and I would have been in bed for at least an hour by now!! So by the time we were done eating it was midnight and the place was still hopin'...typical Chicago style...a city that doesn't go to bed until way after 3am!! While the rest of our group headed to a bar, Jason and I went home (i know, where'd the old Geri go?!). It was the first time Brody had a babysitter outside of someone we didn't know so I wanted to get home. Damelda (nanny) said he didn't wake up once, good boy Brody! Of course Brody didn't care that we went to bed at 12:30...he was still up at 5:30am Sunday morning!
Annie, Isabelle, me and Brody Jason, Jason and the babies!
So now was the time for us to venture back to Minneapolis. The traffic was really bad getting out of IL with the construction and the rain (again). Brody did NOT enjoy the first two hours of his car trip, he didn't cry but he fussed almost the entire time. I tried entertaining him books and toys, but you could tell he just wanted out of his seat. Finally he feel asleep and slept for about 4 hours and woke up about an hour away from home...again slightly fussy but for the most part did very well!
We loved our trip to Chicago and seeing our old friends. There were several people we didn't get to see while we were there but we'll catch you next time around!! There just wasn't enough time in the weekend to see everyone. While we love Chicago (and always will) and loved our experiences while we lived there, both Jason and I agree that we are happy living a slower paced life in Minneapolis while we raise our family! We don't miss the traffic and the countless hours you spend in the car just trying to get from one place to another...
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Hi Mommy and Daddy!
Here are some pictures of me at school. I got so tired out from playing with my friends, that I fell asleep right there on the ABC mat!! I am really starting to grasp toys and hold onto them and even shake them! Today I am going to have fun reading books with Ms. Shea. Have a great day and see you soon!
On Friday I took Brody to the pediatrician for his 4 month check up and she gave him a clean bill of health and was very happy with his growth. He weighed in at 14lbs 14oz (50th%) and 24" long (85th%), as she stated long and lean which is a good thing! Here is a picture of him waiting on the pediatrician. Such a big boy! Jason returned home on Saturday and I was so thankful to see him! Brody had woken up in the middle of the night crying and had a temp, so I was up most of the night. Was thinking that it was due to the shots but little did I know that it was more than just his shots. He was still sick on Monday and stopped taking the entire bottle and I had a feeling it was due to an ear infection. So we took him back to the ped and sure enough he had one (mothers intuition they say). You just feel so bad for them as there is really nothing you can do but hold and comfort them. Both Brody and I are feeling much better now!